Enjoy the Chesterfield Area on foot, following a magical fairy trail at Creswell Crags, combining a walk with a boat trip along the Chesterfield Canal, or discover George Stephenson’s connection with Chesterfield on a walk ending with a talk from George himself at Chesterfield Museum.

Booking Your Walk

For safety reasons, numbers are limited on every walk, so please book early.  To book, contact Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre, Rykneld Square, Chesterfield. S40 1SB
Tel: 01246 345777
Email: tourism@chesterfield.gov.uk
Please allow 7 days if you need tickets posting.
Or book online at www.chesterfieldwalkingfestival.co.uk

Useful Information

Please wear suitable footwear and clothing and have a waterproof as the weather is often unpredictable.  Please carry a drink.  Walk leaders reserve the right not to take a person who is not properly equipped or who are, in their opinion, unfit.

In poor weather the walk may be modified by the leader or, in extreme conditions, it may be cancelled.

Young walkers under the age of 16 must be accompanied by an adult.

All those taking part do so at their own risk.

On some walks, you can reach the starting point by public transport (check the symbols below each walk).  Please be aware that bus times are subject to change so please check details at Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre when booking tickets or online at www.travelineeastmidlands.org.uk.

If parking in Chesterfield town centre, you may be able to purchase a parking scratchcard allowing you to park for as little as £3.50 for the day.  Ask for more details at Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre.

Walks will start promptly.

For queries during office hours contact Chesterfield Visitor Information Centre (Tel: 01246 345777). 

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Walk Grading

Each walk has been assessed and graded for difficulty

  • Easy Access  Suitable for people with conventional wheelchairs and pushchairs.  Assistance may be needed to push wheelchairs on some sections.
  • Easy  Walks for anyone who does not have a mobility difficulty or specific health problem, or is seriously unfit.
  • Leisurely  Walks for reasonably fit people with at least a little country walking experience.
  • Moderate  Walks for people with country walking experience and a good level of fitness.
  • Strenuous  Walks for experienced country walkers with an above average fitness level.


Grades are provided as a general guide only.  You should also bear in mind the distance of the walk and the possibility of bad weather, which can make a walk more difficult than planned.

Key to Symbols

Public transport
Free parking
Parking fee
Children welcome
Dogs allowed on a lead
Toilet available en route
Pushchair accessible
Take a packed lunch
Wheelchair freindly (independent user)
Wheelchair freindly (accompanied user)
Parking Scratchcards Available
No dogs Allowed
Family Friendly Walk